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Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Sultry | Review, Swatches & LOTD

By Sayantini Bhattacharya @Sayantini_Bh
Hello everyone, 

If you are following me on FaceBook you would know I have shared a picture of a Shopperstop package and asked you to guess what I got for myself. Today, I am sharing it. How can I be left behind while the whole nation is raving about the Revlon Matte Balms that has been recently launched in Indian market along with the other variant i.e.Lacquer Balms! When I first saw international beauty bloggers reviewing and swatching the Matte Balms, I was head over heels in love with the lovely shades. As I was preparing my list for the shades I was about to procure from the U.S., I heard the good news. The super-gorgeous lippies were introduced to India! I have used their Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stainsand loved them. As a matte lipstick lover, I got to try out the Matte Balms. There are 8 scrumptious shades, from pinks to reds, plums to browns. I had shortlisted 3 shades from this range, among which, two were pink. Not all pinks suit my skin tone so without taking any risk I chose the 3rd one, which is named as Sultry.  Product category: Lipstick/ Lipstain/ Lipbalm
Brand: Revlon
Price: 800 INR for 2.7gms
Packaging: These Matte Balms come in a wonderful matte packaging. It comes in a pencil/crayon kind of form with a twist-up bottom and a tight cap. You don’t need to sharpen them, only twist the bottom.
Shade: I am really bad at describing colours, but I will try to do it for you. Sultry is actually a mixture of matte pink, plum and brown, as my eyes can identify. Whatever it is, I like it very much. It will suit almost all Indian skin tones. Product (Texture, Pigmentation & Staying power): The product is very creamy in texture and easily glides on the lips. It gives a decent coverage in a single swipe and goes absolutely opaque in two swipes. You don’t need to layer it but if you want to make it more intense, you can always layer it up. It doesn’t give you the powdery, drying matte effect, it actually has a velvety matte formula which doesn’t let your lips dry out. I have a tendency to eat up my lipsticks, nothing stays on my lips more than 2-3 hours, does that happen to any of you or I am the only one with this feature on this planet?! 
Anyways, this lipstick stays on for a good 3-4 hours on me, can stay a little bit more on others. It transfers a little when touched. Doesn’t feather out or doesn’t leave any stain behind when wiped off.

Stylish, sturdy, matte packaging.
Travel friendly.
No need to sharpen.
Lovely shade that would suit any Indian skin tone.
Creamy yet matte finish, good for Indian summer and this horrid humidity.
Decent wear-time, almost 3-4 hours.
Nice coverage, eliminates dark patches and uneven tone decently.
Easily available on any Shoppers Stop outlet, can be found online at

A little transferrable.
Will make a hole in your pocket.

All I have to say is: If you have loved Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains and if you love matte lip crayons, you must go for the Revlon Matte Balms. Those who love hind of pink on their lips without going crazy and aren't actually very adventurous with lipsticks, can definitely get a hold of this lipsticks. This range has 9 other lovely shades to choose from- Elusive, Unapologetic, Standout, Audacious, Striking, Shameless, and Mischievous.
My Rating: I will deduct 2 points for the excessively high price. Thus, it will get a 8/10 rating from me. Will I buy it again?Though I love the shade and the formula very much but I don’t have any plan to buy it again. If I make my mind, I will mind any other shade from this range. I am waiting for a discount now.

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